Original photographic print of a portrait sketch of actor Jean Hersholt in 1942

Jean Hersholt (subject)
Michael Alexander [M.A.] Werboff (artist)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1942. Vintage photographic print of a portrait sketch of Danish-American actor Jean Hersholt, circa 1942. Insignia of Russian-American portraitist Michael Alexander Werboff from the negative at the bottom right corner of the recto.

Hersholt is best remembered for his role in Erich von Stroheim's 1924 film "Greed," and for his performance as Shirley Temple's grandfather in the 1937 film "Heidi."

Michael Alexander Werboff emigrated from Russia to Paris in 1924, and from Paris to New York in 1933. He lived and worked for over three decades in an apartment at the Hotel des Artistes, creating portraits of Bernard Baruch, Indira Gandhi, King Gustaf V of Sweden, King Alfonso XIII of Spain, senators Barry Goldwater and Claiborne Pell, the philosopher Krishnamurti, and the poets Robinson Jeffers and Marianne Moore, among many others. His work is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

7.25 x 9.25 inches. Very Good plus, lightly age toned, with an ink annotation on the margin in the recto.

[Book #158548]